123:5-1-13 Biobased products bid preference policy.

(A) The department of administrative services, other state agencies and state institutions of higher education must procure biobased products that fall within the designated item categories list in the current version of the catalog compiled by the United States department of agriculture and maintained by the department of administrative services on its website. State agencies must procure equipment, materials, and supplies in accordance with procedures set forth in rule 123:5-1-14 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Requests for proposal and invitations to bid will contain a statement that biobased products may be considered and that a preference may be applied for those biobased products meeting the specifications set forth in the bidding document.

Effective: 2/29/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/20/2015 and 03/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: ORC 125.092(E)
Rule Amplifies: ORC 125.091, ORC 125.092
Prior Effective Dates: 11/22/2010